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La Flor Dominicana will be celebrating Independence Day this year with a new double figurado that will be released through Jack Schwartz Importer as part of the company’s ongoing Gourmet Smoke Sessions series.

The cigar measures 7 inches long with a 55 ring gauge at its fattest point, and uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper with a Dominican binder and filler. The wrapper leaf features a design that uses Connecticut shade tobacco for the stars and Ecuadorian habano maduro tobacco for the stripes.

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The La Flor Dominicana Independence Day 2021 will go on sale on June 9, with an MSRP of $20 per cigar. It will also be offered in packs of five cigars. Production numbers have not been disclosed.

As with other Gourmet Smoke Sessions, there is a food and cooking aspect to the cigar’s launch, as Miami meat purveyor Meat N’ Bone has developed a chef-curated meal which will be prepared with instruction during a July 4 live session by Jon Carney, La Flor Dominicana’s vp of sales and one of the creators of Hacking Gourmet.

The featured meal will be sold by and will ship nationwide through Meat N’ Bone, arriving in temperature stable packaging with all necessary ingredients included to participate along during the live session or for guests to prepare at their leisure.

Image courtesy of Jon Carney/La Flor Dominicana.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.